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Law and power in the Islamic world

Author: Sami Zubaida
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2003.
Series: Library of modern Middle East studies, 34.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Islamic law (the Shari'a) and its application is a central issue in contemporary Islamic politics and culture. Starting from modern concerns, this book examines the origins and evolution of the Shari'a and the corpus of texts, concepts and practices in which it has been enshrined. The central paradox in this history is one of power: the Shari'a is jurist's law, theoretically derived from sacred sources, yet  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Zubaida, Sami, 1937-
Law and power in the Islamic world.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2003
(DLC) 2004615131
(OCoLC)51569047
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sami Zubaida
ISBN: 1417557036 9781417557035 9781850439349 1850439346 9781860648656 1860648657 1282528726 9781282528727 9780857714268 0857714260
OCLC Number: 56985879
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 248 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
Concepts, origins and mutations --
Institutions : courts, Qadis and Muftis --
The Shariʹa and political authority --
The age of reform : the etatization of law --
The Shariʹa in modern debates and institutions : Egypt --
The politics of the Shariʹa in Iran --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Library of modern Middle East studies, 34.
Responsibility: Sami Zubaida.
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